Over the last three hundred years traditional folk pottery in Southeast Asia has changed very little. Simple and practical earthenware pottery has been produced by small family groups using the traditional hand techniques passed down over several generations. This book offers a broad survey of the ceramic craftspeople of Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar(Burma). The work, life, and history of individuals and their communities is portrayed in a rich and fascinating tale that combines color photographs of potters at work and text that describes a potter's life a small, rural villages. Not only a beautifully illustrated and useful reference book for potters, the book also provides documentation of the traditional craftsmanship and a way of life that appears about to disappear with the current generation of potters. In a region eager to embrace change and readily absorb Western influence, the use of traditional pots is rapidly declining and creating these wonderful ceramic pots is considered of little value by potters' children who have little interest in learning the craft as they become Westernized. The book is a final opportunity to read about cultural insights into the life and work of rural craftsmen and is essential reading not only for working potters, but for anyone with an interest in the anthropology and sociology of Southeast Asia.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Over the last three hundred years traditional folk pottery in Southeast Asia has changed very little. Simple and practical earthenware pottery has been produced by small family groups using the traditional hand techniques passed down over several generations. This book offers a broad survey of the ceramic craftspeople of Thailand,
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: NUS Press
This volume offers a baseline of information on what is known of earthenware across Southeast Asia and aims to provide new understandings of subjects including the origins of the prehistoric tripod vessels of the Malayan Peninsula and the role of earthenware from a kiln site in southern Thailand.
Authors: John Guy, Assistant Keeper in the Indian Department John S Guy, John S. Guy
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This book provides an introduction to the glazed ceramic traditions of South-East Asia. The ceramic wares of Burma, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam are discussed, including the evolution of forms and glazes and related kiln technology.
Covering Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, The Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, this book explores the highlights of a spectacularly beautiful and endlessly captivating region through the current lives and historical backgrounds of its peoples, through the scenic wonders, the vibrant cities, the rural villages, the architectural monuments and
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Editions Didier Millet
Southeast Asia is known to many as a region teeming with tourist destinations, economic opportunities and ex-colonies, but a lesser known facet is its colourful and myriad cultures in which ceramics form an integral part of the social fabric. Focusing primarily on the Classical Period (8001500 CE), this book views